A Salina man was taken into custody and now faces charges after allegedly attacking and threatening to kill a woman late Wednesday night.
Police say they were called to a home in the 200 block of Des Moines just after 11 p.m. after an argument between a man and a woman erupted in violence. The woman said Jason Lynn, 33, arrived at the home intoxicated and started arguing with her. Moments later, Lynn allegedly pushed the woman up against a wall and started choking her.
The woman, an acquaintance of Lynn’s, attempted to flee and call for help. Lynn then allegedly punched her in the head and threatened to kill her. The woman’s roommate then arrived home and confronted Lynn, who allegedly grabbed her hair and pulled out her artificial extensions, leaving her with numerous bald spots, and then pushed her into a coffee table.
According to police, the roommate fled to the front porch of the home and called her boyfriend, Benjamin Suenram, 29, who arrived moments before officers. Suenram discovered Lynn on the top of the woman, allegedly holding a knife to her throat. Suenram pulled Lynn off the woman and took the knife from him. The woman told officers that Lynn went to the kitchen and grabbed a second knife. Suenram again intervened and forced Lynn to the kitchen floor and wrestled the second knife away from him.
When officers arrived, Suenram still had Lynn pinned to the kitchen floor. Lynn was taken to the emergency room for treatment for a cut to the head. He was then transported and booked into the Saline County Jail early Thursday morning.
The female victim and her roommate were not seriously injured, although the roommate estimates that it will cost about $700 to have her hair extensions redone.
Lynn faces numerous charges in connection with the incident, including three counts of criminal threat, three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of domestic battery, criminal restraint, aggravated intimidation of a witness, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property, according to police.